newbie after some advice
one more thing i was chatting to the lady that did them and she was demanding i must come back for a maintenance in 3 months, its crucial she said. why would that be? i said no anyway.
probably more questions than updates. i have chosen to do nothing really. having to maintain dreads seems to defeat the purpose so just let them be. i bought some knotty boy shampoo, not cos of the name just it was the closest available dread shampoo and wash twice a week. trying some sea salt spray on the ends so they hopefully knot up but other than that nothing. ive gone from them being tight to the roots to now having and inch of play so i guess they have grown out a bit over the last 5-6 weeks. i guess i just leave them alone right? the dreads themselves must be loosening up cos all the little hard to notice kinks and bumps they had at first are now alot bigger. its all cool i do like them, you can start to notice the undreaded bit before the dread now, i just guess its part of an ugly phase and this is where patience is required. thanks for asking and any advice is always appreciated.
ok so first off, thank you guys so much for you replys it does take a bit of weight off my chest. the thing is i dont hate them but i dont want something that has to be maintained at a salon on a regular basis as that is not what i feel dreading is about and i didnt really like them the first few days when they were really tight, not the look i was going for. i see how much the have relaxed in the 4 weeks this friday that i have had them and they look much better. i feel stupid because the 3 months before i got them done i must have researched everything about dreads, i mean every night for hours watching videos and never came across any anti crocheting stuff or what the end product would look like. the chick who did them had done her own and the look great so had no reason to worry. part of me wants to comb them out and twist and rip one at a time to keep the same sections but if you guys think the will just do their own thing over time and become "real" dreads then i can wait. what its all about right? would it be silly to use a sea salt spray on the loose ends to get them going? (femalepheremones) im from nz bro. thank guys
hey mate thanks for your reply, so why exactly did u comb your dreads out tho? too tight? i am actually happy with mine but just wana know what will happen if i do nothing with them from now as i dont want the "manicured" look. here is the pic of the roots. i got them done 3 weeks ago and they were tight and have settled alot since then into something i like just wana know they will cruise along if i leave them alone
so i recently got dreads via the crochet method, done by a professional not myself or friend. i am quite happy with the results. they were very tight at first but after a few days loosened up and after 3 weeks dont stick out much, just a little bit. i asked for whispy ends which i got ( a lil longer than i wanted about 3 inches of undreaded hair) anyway, the internet seems to be only full of how to videos or people saying they hate crochet method or love it but i have other questions:
although i, as some people would say cheated, will they if i get no more crocheting done lock up normally if left alone?
i am supposed to go in for a maintenance 1 month after getting them but i feel im being led down a path i dont really want.
i wanted to get them started then let them do their own thing not have a regular appointment so they would look immaculate. i dont want tight roots where you can see the sections, i like the slightly (scruffy) look, whilst still being tidy.
question is am i screwed do i have to start over or if left will they do their own thing and knot up by themselves, also, should i get her to crochet the 2-3 inches of undreaded hair or will that knot itself up too?
thanks for any replies, im really stressing!